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Winston001
21-04-2006, 12:26 PM
So I'm clever. I buy a USB cable off a Trademe trader for my lovely new cellphone. About a quarter of the cost of the proper Nokia cable. Install the drivers, and Nokia Software suite and???

"Connection not recognised"

Buggar. :groan:

So I've got a busy day and this is really irritating me. And I'm sure the seller will give me a refund but isn't there likely to be a simple answer?

Help please.

Cheers
Winston

Speedy Gonzales
21-04-2006, 12:33 PM
I take it the driver and software have been installed?

It looks like u need the DKU-5 cable not DKU-2. According to the Nokia site.

Dont know if theres a diff or not.

Winston001
21-04-2006, 02:11 PM
Ah. Bugger again. You are probably correct. I'll email the trademe guy.

Thanks Speedy.

gum digger
21-04-2006, 03:06 PM
Winston001, Dont buy a datacable. either use a card reader or use a bluetooth.
Data cables are pain the ass.

Erger
21-04-2006, 04:38 PM
Winston001, Dont buy a datacable. either use a card reader or use a bluetooth.
Data cables are pain the ass.

infrared works ok but datacable works better when you sitting on a chair with the phone beside you - or copying 100 odd mp3's onto the phone.

George

sadly dont have bluetoooth on the laptop

Winston001
21-04-2006, 04:39 PM
But my laptop doesn't have bluetooth. Thanks for the thought though. It doesn't have infrared either although I suppose I can buy a plug-in?

Speedy Gonzales
21-04-2006, 04:44 PM
If you have USB. Yup

Here (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/444863440518c5362740c0a87f9906a0/Product/View/XH6881)

And here (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/444863440518c5362740c0a87f9906a0/Product/View/XH8286)

Winston001
21-04-2006, 10:12 PM
So what are the benefits of bluetooth as opposed to infrared?

Speedy Gonzales
21-04-2006, 10:22 PM
Pass, most probably the distance / range it can transmit.

Have a read (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth) and here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irda)

godfather
21-04-2006, 10:28 PM
http://www.nokia-asia.com/nokia/0,,34250,00.html

Looks like the DKU-2 is correct according to that link

There is a known issue with "knockoff cables" (non Nokia original) using a non standard chipset that means they do not always work correctly.

Of course from Trademe it must be genuine....

godfather
21-04-2006, 10:33 PM
The manual (page 85) also states DKU-2

Metla
21-04-2006, 10:42 PM
So what are the benefits of bluetooth as opposed to infrared?

Infrared is line of site only, and slow, its pretty crappy. With my phone a good 50 percent of the time its impossible to make the connection, and dead slow when you do get it cranking. Then I bump the phone and it loses contact...

Did I mention it was slow.

Data-cable transer is far faster and reliable.

Haven't tried bluetooth, dont have it, dont need it, I have a data cable.....

Mr Wetzyl
22-04-2006, 12:28 AM
I also bought a Nokia USB cable off a Treademe guy and software dont recognize my ph either but I just need it as a charger as I got IR usb adaptor for transfering files to phone...I also got a stereo Nokia Headset from the same trademe guy....

Winston001
22-04-2006, 12:37 AM
Hmmmm.............so I've been taken advantage of??? Hard to believe really. :nerd:

I've emailed the guy so I'll see what happens but at $12 I'm not inclined to get too excited.

Maybe I'll try Bluetooth.

I suppose I could just sit down for an hour or so and painfully punch in all of my contacts - but damn it all, I want to do it on my lappie. : :annoyed:

Amicus 400
22-04-2006, 09:10 AM
You can get a usb bluetooth device for less than $50, I got one from ascent and its the best buy I havemade in a while. Not having to remember to plug in and synchronise is great

godfather
22-04-2006, 11:56 AM
Hmmmm.............so I've been taken advantage of??? Hard to believe really. :nerd:

Sue them Winston. I can recommend a good lawyer if you need one.

Erger
22-04-2006, 05:23 PM
Have you got the latest version of the Nokia office suite and the drivers. When I first connect my phone to the laptop it comes up with a message on the phone about a USB connection which I 'dont' accept and then it connects to the Suite.

When I first set it up it was a fairly long process with a lot of drivers being offered and accepted.

Erger

Winston001
22-04-2006, 07:32 PM
Interestingly Erger, the Nokia Suite which came with the faulty cable appears to be 2 versions newer than the one with the phone. So I've got the right software.

I'll play around and see what happens.

GF - do you think the lawyer would be interested in pro bono work? In the public interest of course. ;)

Ninjabear
22-04-2006, 11:13 PM
Use a card reader instead

I have issues with mobiles in the past with data cables.I had the same problems like yours

No way of fixing it.Use a card reader.

The new Nokia mobiles doesnt have the data cable problems at all.

jtester
15-07-2006, 05:12 PM
have been reading your thread guys and i regret to tell you we are in good company. the problem is quite common and i suspect an incompatabilty between nokia PCSuite and MATURE winXP instalations. i have a 6680. the pcsuite on disc would not instal. latest version 6.8.22 did. still did not recognise a connection.
updated connection version to 159. works better but phone won't recognise suite. go to bluetooth same all over again.
now get serious. have installed the suite on other computers - notably fresh or near fresh installations (xp sp2) and you guesssed it works fine. THEN i find out from several other people including the guru at the local micro assembler that the problem is not uncommon on mature installations. IE incompatability. he has same prob and can't figure it out.
BUT what is the incompatability? does anyone know? Nokia does not. if you want to test this all out. instal a new fresh win xp SP 2 and before any new software goes in install pc suite.
first to let us all know what upsets the nokia apple cart gets the prize.